Aaron Kunin


We know what choice we have,
And what is up to us:
We do not complain for a can of rats.
But there's no way left

For the great voice to keep talking,
And easy eyes are no good for seeing

But for weeping for the good that we remember,
For the dance of hard fact upon our dear earth.
"Sigh" is a word
For a kind of sobbing;
"Sobbing": that is
A kind of weeping;

A whine, a gasp, a sort of a sigh:
That is "talking"-
Out of the throat,
Cast out.

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